Joint Research Groups in the UK - Scheme 3

Objectives:  To provide support to research groups of mathematicians to enable them to engage in collaborative activities through holding regular meetings.  Groups should be made up of mathematicians who are working in at least three different locations and who have a common research interest.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants can be any mathematician based in the UK.
  • Applications should be made by a nominated “grant-holder”, who will be responsible for the use of the grant.
  • Applications must have the support of collaborators from at least two further institutions.
  • Non LMS members will need to ask an LMS member to support the application. 

Criteria:

  • At least two of the three (or more) institutions making up the group must be in the UK.
  • There should be genuine involvement from all three (or more) institutions in the group, and the Society normally would expect meetings to be held at each of the institutions in rotation.
  • Normally four meetings or an equivalent level of activity should take place in the academic year.
  • It is expected that the meetings will be open to all.
  • It is expected that meetings will be advertised to research students and young postdoctoral mathematicians, and that every effort will be made to encourage participation by them.
  • The Committee may ask for exceptionally strong cases to be made where there is geographical and subject overlap between different Scheme 3 applications, or between the Scheme 3 application and an existing research network.

Value of award:

  • The maximum award is £2,000 (for four meetings held in the academic year, or where there is an equivalent level of activity).
  • If fewer meetings are planned a reduced grant may be offered.
  • It is anticipated that the award for each meeting will not exceed £500.
  • A grant may be used to support the activities of the group, and normally would be used to cover the expenses of speakers and or participants (eg travel, accommodation and subsistence).

Deadlines and decision timetable:

Applications should be submitted well in advance of the date of the first meeting.

Application Deadline

Decision Date

Type of Application

15 September

October

New and renewal applications

31 December

January

Renewal applications only

Queries regarding applications can be addressed to the Grants Administrator or the Programme Secretary who will be pleased to discuss proposals informally with potential applicants and give advice on the submission of an application. 

Grant Administrator:  Anthony Byrne (020 7927 0807).  Email: grants@lms.ac.uk  

Programme Secretary:   

Application Form:

Please note signed hard copies of the application should be sent to: Programme Secretary, London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS

Report Form:

Renewals

ALL renewal applications MUST be accompanied by a Financial and Academic Report for the previous year’s activities. Please note that full reports should always be submitted (‘light touch’ refers to the application procedure only).

Grant holders wishing to renew their application may use the Light Touch Application Form if:

  • The original or last full renewal application was made in the last TWO years
  • and NONE of the following have changed:
    • The grant holder
    • the supporters, and the
    • amount requested

Grant holders MUST use the Full Renewal Application Form if:

  • The original or last full renewal application was made THREE years ago
  • and/or ANY of the following have changed:
    • The grant holder
    • the supporters or
    • the amount requested

If a renewal application is unsuccessful, normally the grant will be terminated at the end of the calendar year. A supplementary grant will be available to cover actual expenditure for a meeting held during the autumn term. This will normally be the equivalent of the grant awarded for one meeting, e.g. £500, and will not usually exceed one third of the previous year’s grant. 

Please note signed hard copies of the application should be sent to: Programme Secretary, London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS